A group of 20 City Council members sent a letter to Mr. Bloomberg urging changes so that New Jersey commuters pay a partial fee or so that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey use a portion of tolls it collects from Manhattan-bound drivers to pay for New York City mass transit...
“Under the current proposal, bridge and tunnel toll payments would be credited against the $8 congestion charge,” the letter read. “This means that commuters who currently pay tolls to use the Port Authority and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority river crossings will pay no additional congestion fee. The bulk of these drivers live outside of New York City. At the same time, drivers who enter Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge or the Williamsburg Bridge will pay the full $8 congestion charge. Most of these drivers do live within New York City. This is blatantly unfair.”
Council Members Urge Congestion Pricing Changes
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